Thunderhead – Sheet Music

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A PDF file of the sheet music for Grey Larsen’s composition, “Thunderhead.” This was first recorded in 1982 on the album Thunderhead by Grey Larsen (Irish flute) and Malcolm Dalglish (hammer dulcimer) with guest artists Kevin Burke (fiddle) and Micheal Ó Domhnaill (guitar). You may listen to that recording by pressing the play button, below.

Thunderhead

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It has since been performed and/or recorded by many artists and groups including Lunasa, Patrick Street, Kevin Burke & Micheal Ó Domhnaill, The Tannahil Weavers and Hamish Moore & Dick Lee.

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Years after Grey Larsen wrote this tune, a version of it evolved in Brittany, where it was adapted to fit the range of the Highland bagpipes. That version is often referred to as “Jig Brest St. Marc” and has become part of the standard repertoire for Highland bagpipes as well  as fiddlers of Scottish leanings. That is the version that was recorded by The Tannahill Weavers and many other artists.

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